1-0: Charlotte manages to stop Messi

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1-0: Charlotte manages to stop Messi

Before a whole stadium Bank of America, charlotte won 1-0 this Saturday against Inter Miami thanks to a goal from the Colombian Kerwin Calderon and qualified for the MLS playoffs for the first time in its history.

A purpose of Calderon in thirteen minutes and a fantastic save from the Croatian goalkeeper Christian Kahlina After a header from Ecuadorian Leonardo Campana in the 90th minute, they decided the Charlotte duel, on the last day of the MLS regular season.

Charlotte is one of five teams that still has a chance to reach the postseason, but needs a win and some negative results from Montreal and of Chicago Fire.

The Canadians’ defeats against the Columbus Crew and the Chicago Fire in the field of New York City, with a good goal from the Argentine Julián Fernández, gave Charlotte a ticket for the wild card round next Wednesday.

You will face the New York Red Bulls, which they won in extra time on the field of nashville, already qualified, with the highest penalty ever recorded by John Tolkin.

Leo’s return to the starting eleven

He Inter Miamiunder the direction of the Argentine coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martinofinished second last after winning just 14 of their 34 games.

He returned to the starting eleven Messi for the first time since September 20, when he suffered an injury in a duel against toronto which caused him to lose four games, including the loss in the United States Cup final against Houston Dynamo of Mexicans Hector Herrera.

He started with Leonardo Campana, but the difference in goals was evident from the first minute, with a charlotte determined to fight every ball in search of victory to get to the playoffs against an Inter team that had no choice left.

That push by Italian coach Christian Lattanzio’s team was rewarded in the 13th minute, when Kerwin Calderon He scored his fourth goal of the season after finishing inside the area, with a beautiful crossed left foot, an assist from Polish Kamil Jozwiak.

In moments Messi received the ball, horizons changed for Inter Miami. The Argentine, despite competing at little pace, has a level that pushes the team’s defenses to the limit. MLSbut Charlotte managed to hold on.

They had a goal disallowed for offside in the 49th minute and a direct free kick in the 62nd minute was deflected off the crossbar despite a small angle.

Charlotte conceded 2-0 with the Pole Karol Swiderski and at 90 he had to give thanks Kahlinathat Campana denied the tying goal by pressing the Ecuadorian’s header into the Spaniard’s center with his fingers. Jordi Alba.

Lattanzio’s team will play in the wild card round on Wednesday at the New York Red Bulls field.

He Inter Miami He will now have a week off, until Monday the 30th, when he will return to work due to his exhibition tour in China.

Playoffs determined

The first round pairings are Orlando-Nashville, Columbus Crew-Atlanta United and Philadelphia Union-New England Revolution, while Cincinnati, who won the Supporters’ Shield for the best team of the season, will face the winner of Red Bulls- Charlotte . .

Data sheet:

1 – Charlotte: Kahlina; Byrne, Malanda, Privett, Uronen; Swiderski (Arfield, m.75), Calderón (Meram, m.67), Westwood, Bronico; Jozwiak (Dejaegere, m.67), Copetti (Jones, m.89), Swiderski (Arfield, m.75).

0 – Inter Miami: Two saints; Allen (Alba, m.67), Miller, Avilés, Yedlin; Cremaschi (Robinson, m.75), Busquets, Gregore (Arroyo, m.75); Gómez, Campana, Messi.

The objectives: 1-0, m.13: Calderón.

Referee: Guido González (USA). He warned Westwood (m.4), Malanda (m.24), Vargas (m.61) and Meram (m.88), from Charlotte, and Gregore (m.18) and Miller (m.93), from Inter Miami.

Incidents: A match that coincided with the final day of MLS was played at Bank of Americ stadium in Charlotte before nearly 65,000 spectators.

Source: La Verdad

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